Ziggo Dome partners with GUTS Tickets


The Ziggo Dome in the Netherlands has partnered with blockchain ticketing company GUTS Tickets.

The move, which sees GUTS added to the venue’s preferred ticketing partners, marks the next step in the collaboration between the two Amsterdam-based parties.

Previously, GUTS handled ticketing for performances by Dutch artists BLØF, Suzan & Freek and Antoon. The company uses the GET protocol, a “fraud- and scalping-proof ecosystem”, which allows event organizers to track their tickets, with all transactions recorded with blockchain technology. The result is a “smart ticket”, which cannot be duplicated or sold at a price other than that set by the issuer.

“We are extremely proud to take our collaboration with the Ziggo Dome to the next level in this way,” said GUTS Tickets CEO Rempko de Bie. “After working together on several great shows, this milestone feels like validation for our system, while motivating us to push even harder and continue the exponential growth we are experiencing.

“Together, we’ll give it our all to make the ticketing experience for Ziggo Dome attendees easy, honest, and even fun.”

“Every day we hear of ticket buyers who either did not receive their tickets or were forced to pay an exorbitant price”

The 17,000 capsule Ziggo Dome is set to host upcoming concerts by artists including The Killers, KISS, Pearl Jam, Snoop Dogg, Arcade Fire, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar.

“Every day we hear of ticket buyers who either did not receive their ordered tickets or who were forced to pay an exorbitant price,” says Ziggo Dome Commercial Director Danny Damman. “We are also seeing an increase in the number of fans showing up with fake tickets or those who have already been invalidated. The result is that they can’t see the show.

“GUTS Tickets uses innovative technologies such as blockchain to issue honest tickets. These digital tickets prevent unwanted resale and ticket fraud. That’s why we are happy to announce that we have added GUTS tickets to our list of preferred suppliers.

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